Boost Mobile, a subsidiary of Sprint, announced today that its $50 ‘Monthly Unlimited’ plan was set to arrive on Sprint's CDMA Network as soon as January 13. According to the company, this will offer it the possibility to reach more than 274 million people, who will also have the possibility to enjoy new CDMA handsets starting with late January, including the Kyocera Sanyo Mirro SCP3810 and Sanyo Incognito SCP6760, as well as BlackBerry Curve 8330. The carrier added that the BlackBerry smartphone would come along with a new $60 ‘BlackBerry Monthly Unlimited’ plan.
“Offering Boost Mobile’s Monthly Unlimited plan on the Nationwide Sprint Network, in addition to being currently offered on the Nextel National Network, significantly maximizes our growth potential in the prepaid arena,” said Dan Schulman, president, Sprint Prepaid Group. “Those who have been intrigued with the simplicity and transparency of the Boost Mobile offer will have even more reason to join with our increased selection of network capabilities and phones.”
The Sanyo Mirro by Kyocera is expected to arrive at Boost Mobile with a price tag set at $99.99, and with a flip form factor, easy-to-use features, a 1.3-megapixel photo snapper, web connectivity, GPS, Bluetooth and more. The Sanyo Incognito by Kyocera will sport a price tag of $149.99, and comes as the first horizontal flip device offered by Boost Mobile. It also includes a full QWERTY keyboard, a 2-megapixel photo snapper, fast access to social networking sites, haptic feed-back and more. In addition, users will have the opportunity to enjoy 3G connectivity on it, for an extra $10 per month, the company added.
As for the BlackBerry Curve 8330, it will feature a price tag of $249.99, and will be accompanied by the carrier's new BlackBerry Monthly Unlimited plan that delivers unlimited talk, text, Web and email for $60 per month. “From the fastest nationwide walkie-talkie technology on the Nextel network to select Sanyo and BlackBerry handsets that support Sprint’s high-speed 3G networks and offer a robust data experience, Boost Mobile continues to offer a device portfolio that appeals to today’s value-conscious consumer,” Schulman concluded.